Severe fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome virus, Shandong Province, China

Li Zhao, Shenyong Zhai, Hongling Wen, Feng Cui, Yuanyuan Chi, Ling Wang, Fuzhong Xue, Qian Wang, Zhiyu Wang, Shoufeng Zhang, Yanyan Song, Jun Du, Xue Jie Yu

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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which results in severe illness and has a high case-fatality rate, is caused by a novel bunyavirus, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus. We found that samples from 2/237 (0.8%) healthy persons and 111/134 (83%) goats in Yiyuan County, Shandong Province, China, were seropositive for this virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-965
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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